Travel from SPL to ELK

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$214 | 1d 6h 56min Bus$214 | 1d 6h 56min Bus171 lb of CO2
  1. Train$355
    1d 20h 19min · 484 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$214
    1d 6h 56min · 171 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$150
    18h 51min · 214 lb of CO2

SPL to ELK Trains

train tickets from Staples to Elko

$355 · 1d 20h 19min
AmtrakAmtrak SPL train to ELK
Train Tickets
About $355
Travel Duration
1d 20h 19min
Staples - SPL
Amtrak from SPL to CHIAmtrak · 10h 49minEmpire Builder
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to ELKAmtrak · 1d 9h 29minCalifornia Zephyr
Elko - ELK

SPL to ELK Buses

bus tickets from Nisswa to Elko

$214 · 1d 6h 56min
Various bus companies
About $214
Travel Duration
1d 6h 56min

Drive from SPL to ELK

Driving from SPL to ELK

$150 · 18h 51min

It's 1112 miles between SPL to ELK. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 47min from SPL to ELK under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 44min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to ELK by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $149.

Our recommendation to ELK

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from SPL to ELK?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, bus or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

SPL to ELK NV - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from SPL to ELK. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to ELK is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the SPL/ELK buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from SPL is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between SPL MN and ELK during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from SPL to ELK? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of ELK traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to ELK is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from SPL to ELK?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from SPL to ELK is by bus. The bus costs $214 roughly and will take 1 day 6 hours 56 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from SPL to ELK?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between SPL area and ELK, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 20 hours 19 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SPL Staples Amtrak, which is about 0 miles from SPL. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from SPL to ELK by car?

The total distance between SPL and ELK is 1112 miles and will take you about 18 hours 51 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

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